Wednesday, August 17, 2016

The Memos - Drag Me Down 7" (1985) [LINK UPDATED NOVEMBER 26, 2016]

The Memos was a band from Boston who played new wave and the ocassional ska song. Their live shows incorporated lots of covers of the current new wave hits at the time, which they did amazingly well, with several of their own songs and the occasional oldie but goodie thrown in.
Even though these guys could write a great song they only ever released one 2-song 7". Luckily for us the a-side was a ska original called Drag Me Down.

The Memos - Drag Me Down 7"
A - Drag Me Down
B - Childsplay

I would have loved to see these guys in the eighties. Hell, I'd love to see them now.

They had another original ska song called Procrastination Song that never saw a formal release. You can hear a live version of that on this official bootleg which also includes some other originals and some of those amazing covers I mentioned.

The Memos - Live in '85
1 I Saw Her Standing There
2 New Years Day
3 Who Gives
4 My Old Neighborhood
5 Don't You (Forget About Me)
6 Procrastination Song
7 I Will Follow
8 Everybody Wants to Rule the World
9 Stiff Competition
10 Trouble in Doggyland
11 Hang on Sloopy
12 Save it for Later
13 Stir it Up



John said...

When I click on the download link at Zippyshare it just opens a pop-up page. This is a very hard to find 7" and the version on YouTube is damaged by sound artifacts. Would appreciate a re-up... Thanks!

John said...

Thank you for reposting the link so quickly. I have some sort of an issue with Zippyshare. Over the past couple of days I have been trying to download The Memos link from both my IBM compatible and Mac with no luck. Finally, I downloaded it through my Mac by changing the language! This didnt work right away either, it took many tries. Zippyshare has a lot of dangerous looking pop ups that have at best adware, but quite possibly viruses. Anyway, I'm not gonna let that Drag Me Down!!! Skankin' City is the next stop... Thanks!